Monthly Archives: July 2016

Australian table grape exports break records, prices spike

This year, table grape exports from Australia have exceeded 100,000 tonnes for the first time and prices have spiked. According to the Australian Table Grape Association the 2015-16 table grape export season saw 108,594 tonnes exported and April recorded the highest single volume of Australian table grapes exported for any month at 32,587 tonnes. Exports… Read more »

Ruby Roman grapes sell for $14,600 at auction in Japan

A bunch of grapes in Japan has sold for $14,600 at auction, a record price for the variety in the fruit-obsessed nation where the produce can be a huge status symbol. Seasonal fruit offerings in Japan routinely attract massive sums from buyers seeking social prestige, or from shop owners wanting to attract customers to “ooh… Read more »

Tasmania cherry exports up

A recent agricultural commodity report shows that although the Australian cherry industry is relatively small, it has grown strongly, and the export outlook for Tasmanian cherries is promising. The quarterly Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences report shows the average export price of Tasmanian cherries was about $17.34/kg in 2014-2015, compared with… Read more »

South Australia’s export strategies lead to growth

The State Government’s export strategy is paying dividends, a leading economic report says. Despite falling prices in some sectors, a strong rise in volumes contributed to an almost $600 million boost in exports, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies June 2016 report shows. Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith says the report is a… Read more »